Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command General Paul Nakasone arrives at the U.S. Capitol on June 14, 2022 in Washington, DC. Nakasone has advocated for the White House not to change DOD’s cyber operations’ authorities. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Biden set to approve expansive authorities for Pentagon to carry out cyber operations

The State Department fought hard to win back the cyber authorities that it lost under the Trump administration but did not prevail.
Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nate Fick, right, spoke at the Stanford Law School in Stanford, Calif., with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, and Jennifer S. Martínez, dean of law school, on Oct. 17. (Photo by Ronny Przysucha/State Department)

From ‘Generation Kill’ to driving digital diplomacy: Nate Fick digs into role as first U.S. cyber ambassador

Fick says the State Department 'has a rightful place to assert leadership' when it comes to setting American cyber policy.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies during the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on April 27, 2022. The new agreement reached between the White House, the State Department, and the Treasury Department gives State new authorities to monitor cyber ops. (Photo by Carolyn Kaster / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CAROLYN KASTER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

State to gain more ability to monitor DOD cyber ops under White House agreement

The White House has reached consensus between State and Defense on how to pare back NSPM-13's precedent-setting delegation of authority to the DOD.